From a concealer for every skin tone (genuinely) to a texture-changing face mask, 2019 looks set to offer up a whole lot of beauty innovations that will shape your new year shopping list. Plus, along with all of the fresh formulations, there are a couple old favourites that have been given a new lease on life. Keep scrolling for the best new beauty buys to update your look for the year ahead.
Launches 11 January
With a groundbreaking range of 50 shades, Rihanna continues to lead the way when it comes to delivering skin makeup that truly works for every tone. This liquid concealer is creamy, long-lasting and creaseproof, providing medium to full coverage for blemishes, bags and the aftermath of big nights out.
Make 2019 the year you commit to double cleansing with Charlotte Tilbury’s two-part cleansing duo. Start with a radiance-boosting citrus oil cleanse to remove makeup and brighten skin then follow with a purifying charcoal wash to draw out impurities for a fresh-faced finish.
Already renowned for its classic shea butter hand and body creams, this year sees L’Occitane teaming up with stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. for a pretty packaging update. This tin contains the same hardworking balm that soothes even the scaliest of winter skin, with the added dose of some serious flower power on the outside.
Launches 15 January
A new year means a new eye shadow palette to lust over, and first on our wish list is this collection of 12 nude shades from Nars. Featuring mattes, shimmers and some genuinely wearable metallics, you’ll find everything you need to take your natural eye look to the next level in here.
Evoking the warmth of a countryside pub during winter, this new scent from Jo Malone blends smoky wood with softly worn leather for a comforting and cosy fragrance.
K-beauty isn’t set to go anywhere in 2019—especially not with skincare innovations like this hybrid mask from Erborian leading the way. Boasting a unique dual texture, the gel works to trap impurities before drying into a powder to refine pores. Rinsing allows the powder to then transform into shimmering milk that leaves behind a pearlescent glow on your skin.
Launches 7 January
Blondes no longer have to choose between hydration and keeping brassy tones at bay because Kérastase’s new Blond Absolu range does it all. Utilising the moisturising benefits of hyaluronic acid and edelweiss flower, Kérastase have created a collection that deeply nourishes every strand while ensuring your colour looks brilliant.
Forget botoxthese—new eye patches from Vichy provide cutting-edge results without any needles in sight. Each one contains 16 microcones of hyaluronic acid that dissolves and diffuses into the surface of your skin for a truly targeted approach to plumping skin and reducing fine lines.
Launches 11 January
Chanel perfumer and creator Olivier Polge has reinterpreted the floral-fruity signature notes of Chance in this new adaptation for 2019. A cacophony of jasmine and rose in bloom, this feminine fragrance is sure to add a spring to your step before the season even arrives.
If you’re already thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, you’ll be seriously heart-eyed for these limited-edition lipsticks from Bobbi Brown. Not only will the packaging inject a dose of vintage glamour into any makeup bag, but there’s also a shade of red or pink for whatever siren you’re channelling.
French pharmacy brand Nuxe is turning its skincare attention to millennials with the launch of its new Crème Prodigieux Boost range. The products have revolutionary textures, inspired by the rise of K-beauty and hardworking ingredients to help combat the early signs of ageing before you’ve even had a chance to think about it.
Rocking a bold lip no longer means having to compromise on hydration. In fact, this new collection of 30 shades from Becca is infused with moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid and avocado and olive oils to guarantee that your pout feels even better with colour than it did before you applied it.
Benefit’s lash-curling mascara was an instant hit when it launched back in 2015, which is why we’re already sold on this newest addition the roller franchise. Promising a similarly foolproof application, the precision felt tip helps you to get as close to your lashes as possible for natural, long-lasting definition.
Just because party season is over doesn’t mean you have to give up the glitz. Set to be a big beauty trend in 2019, these new creamy glittery eye shadows from Cosmetics à la Carte mean it couldn’t be easier to indulge your inner disco queen. Our favourite shade? Supernova, a soft baby pink that delivers a barely there sheen to your lids.
If you’re looking to take your skincare seriously in 2019, look no further than this new launch from Singaporean skincare brand Allies of Skin. This overnight serum packs a major punch thanks to a blend of 11% mandelic, lactic and salicylic acids. It combats pigmentation, diminishes the appearance of pores and calms breakouts all while you’re in the land of nod.